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Enjoy a Holiday Season Full of Pos-SIP-ilities with Joffrey’s

Bring the magic of the Disney parks to your kitchen.

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California Is the First State to Ban Lunch Shaming & It’s Thanks to This 10-Year-Old

Students will never be forced to eat an inferior meal due to lunch debt again.

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Reservations Are Now Open for Disneyland’s New Princess Breakfast

This new Disney Princess experience is up close and personal in a whole new way.

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Where to Eat, Sleep & Play in Napa’s Wine Country with Kids

They may not be able to partake in the grape, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t enjoy a trip to Napa.

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These Are the 5 Tastiest New Holiday Cocktails at Disneyland

If you’re headed to the park for some holiday fun, you’ll want to carve out some time to try at least one of these holiday-inspired “adult” drinks.

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The Ultimate Festival Calendar 2016

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and there’s music in the air: it must beFestival Season! This 2016 Festival Calendar gives you a glimpse at some of our favorite outdoor events this spring and summer. So pack your…

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Easiest Baked Chicken

For a classic meal that you can pull together quickly try this easy baked chicken from the Culinary Dude.

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Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

Need a healthy alternative to the store bought potato chip? Check out this baked corn tortilla chip that packs in the flavor without the salt or sodium.

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Avocado Corn Salsa

Treat your taste buds with avocado corn salsa.

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3 Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

This macaroni and cheese recipe uses three different cheeses (awesome!), and is made only in five easy steps.

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No-Work Turkey Dinner: Family Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Feasts

It’s almost time for the quintessential feast of the Fall season–Thanksgiving! Preparing a proper Thanksgiving meal can be more than a daunting task, so save yourself the stress of organizing a big holiday meal and consider dining out for Thanksgiving…

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Decorate a Cookie, Grant a Wish

The holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge a little–so why not give back to the community while enjoying yourself? Throughout the month of November, take advantage of a special opportunity to benefit Make-A-Wish while noshing on some delicious gingerbread…

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Tamales

Looking for a healthy meal that utilizes leftovers? Tamales are a great option — they are a lot easier than you think and are a great way to take advantage of all that leftover meat, vegetables or whatever you want…

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5 West Coast Train Trips

There’s a certain timelessness to train travel. Maybe it’s the kid within us all who is taken back to childhood memories of playing with our toy train sets, or maybe memories of singing and dancing to Quad City DJ’s C’mon…

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Amazing Fried Pickles

For those of you who have never tasted a fried pickle, you’re sure missing out. Sure, the combination sounds a little wacky, but we love this recipe because it brings a food that we wouldn’t normally think of cooking straight…

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Baked Potato Fries

Greasy little fingers are the worst. After whipping up a batch of these baked potato fries you’ll be happy to see that there is really no need to break out the wipes or hand sanitizer. This easy, no-frills recipe for…

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Chicken Manicotti

Getting a quick and nutritious dinner on the table is not an easy task when you’re trying to decipher complicated recipes while simultaneously making sure the little ones have done their homework. With the right recipe, though, prep time can…

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Turkey Taco Salad

If the thought of spending one more hour in the kitchen, especially right after the holidays, makes you go “uggghhhh” then we’re right there with you. Luckily, there are a ton of great, quick, and simple recipes like this one…

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Savory Roasted Vegetables

One surefire way to get kids to eat their veggies is to get them involved in the cooking process from start to finish. Start off in the morning with a visit to the farmers’ market so you can show kids…

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A Train Ride Through Napa Valley

With ticket prices at about 100 bucks a pop, the Wine Train might not be your first pick for a family outing, but some of their special events are worth the splurge (Father’s Day, Fourth of July and the Santa…

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Japanese Vegetable Noodle Soup

Scallions and fresh ginger spice the broth, while carrots, mushrooms and noodles make a hearty base. Your little chef will love squeezing lime juice into this flavorful soup, served alongside orange slices.
Ingredients
64 ounces low sodium chicken or vegetable…

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Date Night: Crush Your Own Grapes in the City

The start of the school year can be a hectic time: back-to-school shopping, signing up for activities, sports practices, the list goes on and on. But as the kids settle into the groove, it’s time for you to take some…

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Date Night: Off the Beaten Path Napa Wineries

Want to go wine-tasting in Napa this weekend and avoid the majority of the weekend crowds? Check out 7×7‘s list of out-of-the-way wineries that aren’t too out there.
Many of 450 or so wineries in Napa Valley are too far…

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Date Night: 4 Awesome Northern California Hot Springs

Sure you could go up to Napa and dish out a bunch of dough to sit at a spa. But for those who like their relaxation outdoors, under the stars and in a beautiful setting, we recommend scrapping a ritzy…

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Top 7 Most Romantic Things to Do in Napa

Thinking you and your partner need a little one-on-one time? The wine country is the ideal getaway sans kids, whether it’s for an afternoon picnic or long romantic weekend. Start booking now, because it gets busy up here with just…

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Low-Cost, Hoppin’ Birthday Parties

Jumping Bean Jollies
Why not give your parent friends a gift of their own for your kid’s birthday this year, and send home a tuckered-out kiddo? Children will take any opportunity to jump, hop, and climb. That’s the idea behind…

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Gourmet’s Not Just for Grown-Ups

Fancy Snake and Frog Plates
If you crave the scenery and relaxation of wine country, there’s good news. You don’t need to hire a babysitter before you take the drive – you can bring the kids along! With Scientopia, the…

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Handcrafted Kids Hair Accessories

One Mom’s Blossoming Business
You pull out the brush, she runs in tears from the bathroom…If detangling sessions have become a sore spot in your house, why not coax little girls into a styling session with the promise of a…

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New in Napa: Scientopia Discovery Center

Kids around these parts are some lucky ducks. We are flush with children’s museums full of interactive exhibits for them to touch, explore, wonder, and question. But kids in the far north bay have been missing out on the fun…until…

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Cloth Diapering 101

The Bottom Line
You’ve switched to stainless steel sippy cups and you shop the local farmers market in an effort to green your kiddo’s lifestyle, but one place you just haven’t gone yet is…cloth diapers. The hassle, the smell, the…

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